Retirees

Learn about last alarms, retirements, and promotions in the Honolulu Fire Department.

Identification Cards

Retirees who wish to obtain an identification card should call 723-7137 to make an appointment.

Should you have questions, please call the Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120.

Last Alarms

Due to recent events occurring worldwide, the Honolulu Fire Department will not be participating at memorial services.

Fire Fighter I Francis Hun Jr.

  • Date of Passing:  February 22, 2020
  • Last Assignment:  Engine 28/2nd Platoon
  • Served:  14 years 9 months
  • Memorial Service
    • A celebration of life will be held from 1000 to 1700 hours on July 3, 2021, at Waianae Boat Harbor, which is located at 85-491 Farrington Highway.
    • Due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus restrictions, entry to the celebration of life is limited; however, the family welcomes those who want to pay their respects at a walk-through at the Waianae Boat Harbor starting at 1000 hours. Wearing of face masks and practicing social distancing will be observed. 

Fire Assistant Chief Eric Adams Jr.

  • Date of Passing:  May 21, 2020
  • Last Assignment:  Planning and Development division
  • Served:  34 years 5 months
  • Memorial Service
    • When:  A service will be held from 1115 to 1215 hours on July 9, 2021, at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel, which is located at 45-425 Kamehameha Highway.
    • Due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus restrictions, entry to the service is limited; however, the family welcomes those who want to pay their respect at a walk-through at the chapel starting at 1000 hours.  Wearing of face masks and practicing social distancing will be observed.
    • Due to the abovementioned restrictions, the HFD will not be officially participating in the abovementioned service; however, should the Governor or Mayor revise the restrictions, a revised Special Notice advising of the HFD’s participation will be sent out. 

Retirements

Battalion Chief David W. Morgan, TRB
25 years, 2 months, 23 days

Captain Douglas Bennett, FPB
25 years, 2 months, 23 days

Promotions

Fire Captain Promotions

  • Frederick Castillo Jr.
  • Jacob Char
  • Jayson Mitsuyoshi
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Lon Shiroma

Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption FAQs

Common questions regarding Act 107 (House Bill [HB] 1778).

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Act 107 was known as the Hawaii Firefighter Cancer Presumptive Law. It was introduced as Senate Bill 2660 by State Senator Rosalyn Baker, and the companion House Bill 1778 was introduced by Representative Scott Saiki. Act 107 acknowledges the occupational hazards that are inherent with being a fire fighter and provides sufficient medical coverage so that appropriate and timely treatment would reduce the impact of cancer for the families of fire fighters. The first part of Section 2 of the Act, ”Medical care, services, and supplies for controverted (undecided) claims”, applies to all worker’s compensation (WC) claims and requires private health care plans to pay for medical care, services, and supplies, when a WC claim is submitted and is progressing through the process. Although Chapter 10, Title 12, Administrative Rules, specified if a WC claim was filed, the health care insurer was to provide coverage for treatment costs, insurers were not covering the medical costs and would direct the employee to go through WC. Many doctors would tell their patients they would need to find a physician who would accept WC claims. The second part of the Section 2, “Medical care, services, and supplies for firefighters suffering from cancer”, identifies the types of cancers that will be covered by WC and applies to fire fighters who have five or more years of service. If the claim is determined to be compensable, WC will reimburse the treatment costs paid by the private health care plan and the employee.

Yes, a retiree may file a WC claim if diagnosed with the type of cancer covered by Act 107.

There is a two-year limitation between the date of the initial diagnosis to the date the WC claim is filed. For assistance, please contact the HFD Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120 or -723-7137.

www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol02_Ch0046-0115/HRS0088/HRS_0088-0021.htm

This definition is in HRS 88-21 “Retirement for Public Officers and Employees.”

www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol12_Ch0501-0588/HRS0587D/HRS_0587D-0001.htm

This definition is in HRS 587D “Safe Haven for Newborns.”